Much speculation has surrounded the future of Paul Pogba. Last season ended on a sour note for him despite the fact that it was statistically the finest one of his career.
The fans at Manchester United were not overly supportive of the Frenchman and the damage done by Jose Mourinho seemed evident in altering the midfielder’s outlook on his future.
While lots of rumors have been doing the rounds, particularly with regard to him moving to Real Madrid, there is finally a definitive word from him on the matter.
Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Pogba revealed: “Like you said, there is a lot of talking and a lot of thinking as well. For me I have been for three years in Manchester and have been doing great; some good moments and some bad moments, like everybody. Like everywhere else.”
He then went on to provide what is the biggest update on his future: “After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well … I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else. I am thinking of this: to have a new challenge somewhere else.”
This certainly indicates that the reports stating that he was pushing for an exit from Old Trafford were accurate. While it has long been United’s stance that Pogba is unsellable, this personal desire on his part is bound to have a massive impact on any eventual decision.
The obvious point is that Pogba would be better off moving to Madrid and becoming a crucial player there with the assured likelihood of winning silverware rather than waste away at United during their testing rebuild period.
Rumors have suggested that all sorts of deals have been offered from the Bernabeu and now it just seems like a matter of time before a final one is agreed upon.